Jean Heard, one woman show, Royal Mistresses
You may know Jean as Doris, who does not seem to stop travelling. Well, in between she appears at theatres and luncheons with her own one-woman show that perhaps you have seen on board ship. Jean plays the part of various Royal Mistresses from Nel Gwynne to Lillie Langtry, to Mary Robinson to Queen Adelaide talking about Dorothy Jordan.
Jean Heard is an actress who has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years and Doris Visits main presenter.
Jean’s own web site is here. She certainly has played the end of the pier like many great acts, she has appeared with Jimmy Tarbuck and Cilla Black, appeared on the Paul Daniels Show and Bruce Forsythe Show as well as on the West End stage in No Sex Please We’re British. Her credits also include the firm favourite Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamboat which she did for a year in its first ever national tour. Jean’s own production Mutton was highly acclaimed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Jean has acted alongside Oscar-winning Mark Rylance in the BBC film Grass Arena as well as Status Quo in their romp Bula Quo set in Fiji. Her other film credits include The Scarlet Tunic with the late Lynda Bellingham as well as Jack Shepherd, Simon Callow, Jean-Marc Barr (from The Big Blue) and Emma Fielding. She also starred alongside Billy Murray in Freight and Graham Cole (The Bill) in the children’s film Mystical Christmas (The Usual Children). Jean’s television credits run from Grange Hill to The Bill and the award-winning Ch5 series Harry and Cosh. Doris stems from the drama series Shades Of Bad which hit as high as number 2 in the USA/World online Soap chart and twice she has been voted ‘Best Actress’ in the USA.
Jean’s one woman show can be booked for private functions via Jennie Storr at the Speaker’s Agency. Jean can either do a powerpoint presentation of the background on a Mistress followed by a 20 minute monologue in character and costume of: Nell Gwynn, Mary Robinson, Queen Adelaide talking about Dorothy Jordan, Lillie Langtry, the early years or Lillie Langtry the later years. Or a combination of monologues (all about 20 minutes) of any of the characters. She has two forty five minute shows for cruise ships.
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